Associate Professor; Co-Director, PhD Program, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
Dr. Cullen Hendrix is associate professor of international studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, nonresident seniorfFellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and senior research advisor at the Center for Climate & Security. At the Korbel School, he directs the Environment, Food and Conflict Lab, which leverages collaborations between physical and social scientists and policymakers to produce scholarship and analysis on issues at the intersection of the environment, food security, and conflict. He has published widely on the relationships between international markets, natural resources, and the conflict-development nexus, as well as on the economic and security implications of climate change.
He has consulted for numerous government agencies and organizations, including U.S. Department of Defense, Food and Agriculture Organization, Political Instability Task Force, Asian Development Bank, and the World Food Programme. His research on climate and environmental security issues has been supported by the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program, the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His first book, Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance (with Marcus Noland), was published in 2014. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a fellow at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a BA from Kalamazoo College.